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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 26, 2009 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song

I agree with everyone's choices here (although Sunrise doesn't bother me that much) so, I'll go out on a limb: "Johnny B. Goode." It's been done by EVERYONE, did the Dead need to do it too? Especially when they always play it so blandly and add little that's new to it? (IMO). I have many complete shows...complete minus one song at the end, if you know what I mean...

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Mar 26, 2009 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song

hey they could have turned johnny b goode into a disco tune. that woulda been interesting.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 26, 2009 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song

Elton John already DID turn Johnny B. Goode into a disco tune (on "Victim Of Love"). The phrase "Done to death" comes to mind... ;)

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Mar 26, 2009 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song

I tend to agree with you here, especially on skipping this tune as a closer. For me, One More Saturday Night also is kind of a dud closer, since nothing moving or exciting tends to happen.

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Poster: Dead Surfer Date: Mar 26, 2009 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song

Long Way To Go Home I first heard that at Shoreline 92 and only went to about 10 more shows in 93 and called it quits.Rip Brent

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 26, 2009 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song

I'll second any Beatles cover (why choose songs by a band known for their superior harmonizing and vocals when that's clearly not your strong point???)....and add:

anything from "Built to Crash"--uh, I mean "last", with the exception of "Foolish Heart", which is passable, but no great shakes...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 26, 2009 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song

third on the beatles

Samba


and


Tennessee Jed (sorry, just couldnt help myself)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 26, 2009 12:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song? It HAS to be:

Hey Jude.

I know that this is the fourth or fifth or sixth endorsement, BUT it is so far beyond the latter covers that many of you might be speaking of, I think it stands in a class by itself...

And, as an early era sort, I am willing to take ALL the blame for the worst of the worst.

Do any of you that span the whole thirty yrs think that one of the many Beatles tunes they did in the 80s or 90s was in fact worse than HJude? I am just asking, cause that is SO bad in my book...I have only heard a few of the post 82 ones, so I am just guessing...

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 26, 2009 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song? It HAS to be:

go find the BLACKBIRD cover they did from some show, in, I think, 1988.

you find a worse piece of crap than that and i'll put a viola lee blues of your choice on a 24-hour loop and listen til my head explodes ;-)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 26, 2009 2:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song? It HAS to be:

Hmmm--without having heard it, I can see it (hear it?)...that just doesn't seem right.

Funny though, about covers, GC, cause who woulda thunk beforehand that Jimi's Watchtower would be so much more powerful? Or that Jack White's Jolene would so eclipse DParton's? (which truth be told, I think is great too...).

So, you can never tell with covers in terms of those you think should NEVER be done, and those that somehow do it better...if you follow.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 26, 2009 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song? It HAS to be:

Patti Smith also covered Jolene, but only at live shows... :)

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 26, 2009 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song? It HAS to be:

i want to say alpine valley for that Blackbird and it is bad. The band is off big time if i recall

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 26, 2009 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song? It HAS to be:

You're right, Lobster.

Be afraid...be very afraid:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-06-23.dsbd.terrapin-flyer.13051.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 26, 2009 4:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song? It HAS to be:

The other thing about this gig is that it features one of the few appearances of believe It Or Not, a song that was quickly dropped and I thank them for it. From the first time I heard it I felt the song didn't flow and Garcia could not hit the vocals. My other beef is that it is clearly a Gomorrah rip off. However, many people on the site love this song- to each his own I guess.

This post was modified by lobster12 on 2009-03-26 23:08:55

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 26, 2009 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song

I was gonna write in T Jed for you if you didn't show!!

Got your back pal!

Oh and I can do without all of the Brent Tunes.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 26, 2009 2:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song

Oh, yeah--we got something in common again!

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Poster: roughyed Date: Mar 27, 2009 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song

just listenened to TDIH 1987 JBG - I think you'll change your mind!
If that's Brent's daughter sitting next to him in the Without a Net picture then they certainly shouldn't have done I Will Take You Home. Too tragic to be even ironic.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 27, 2009 12:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the one song

Would it also change my mind about '87? (just kidding, thanks for the rec.) :)